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Makweti Safari Lodge

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Limpopo Province, Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 6 nights with our own vehicle. The food was excellent as were the game drives were we saw over 100 different birds. The landscape was stunning and we hardly saw another vehicle. The only negative was the room was very hot but it in the high 30 during the day Room 3 is quite Wi fi is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Makweti and would have liked to stay longer. The game watching was excellent - we saw 4 of the Big 5. Highlights were the elephants. So many different animals had babies. All guides are excellent - Ellard is engaging and knowledgeable and Gary, too. A highlight was our bush walk with Test. He is amazing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We just completed 5 days with our family. It is a most amazing place located in a private game preserve in a beautiful, natural site. Accommodations are superb, food is outstanding and the service is wonderful. Our guide, Test, was so knowledgeable not only about the animals, but also about the other flora and fauna, especially plants and birds. We... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

What a spectacular lodge! First and foremost I must mention our stellar guide, Test. What a brilliant, funny, warm, knowledgeable person! He made our fabulous week that much more special. And his wife Feli is incredibly charming and gives wonderful massages with organic African oils and scents. We traveled with three generations of family, and it could not have been... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

From the moment we arrived we knew this would be a very special trip. We were greeted at airport and escorted to private plane to depart for the Makweti Lodge. We were treated so well and the staff is superb. Gary, our guide and Paula, camp managers are outstanding. They could not do enough for us. We saw some incredible... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I booked a romantic 3 night break at Makweti and had a great time. The room was comfortable, clean and well appointed, and the lodge is attractive and beautifully located. We were a little surprised that we found ourselves dining with our hosts, but this turned out to be a highlight, and the food is exceptional. I... More 

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Bela Bela, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We had a great time. Gary and Paula were exemplary hosts and Gary took endless amount of trouble with us on safari, explaining every thing we saw, answering our questions and listening to our travel experiences elsewhere. Meals were a great experience for us as we are not used to such cordon-bleu presentations but we enjoyed the experience. The safaris... More 

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Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We could not have had a better experience in South Africa at Makweti than anything we could have dreamed of. We arrived by plane to a champagne greeting, in the bush. The lodge is with out gates or fences, so one is immersed immediately in the wild of the reserve. At no time do you feel unsafe, yet you are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We.stayed at Makweti Safari Lodge in Sep 2015. and our expectations were truly exceeded. It was all one would expect from a five star. Lovely building ;spotlessly clean ; high-quality,attentive staff; delicious food. So I cannot recommend that too highly. We are looking forward to our next visit there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

There is something about Africa that pulls at your heartstrings and that is never more evident than after a stay at the majestic Makweti. Surrounded by nature, away from the hustle and bustle, but in luxurious accommodation. In the heat of the midday sun you can plop into a private plunge pool to cool off ahead of an evening game... More 

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